Western Sahara: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th June 2018.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government holds the status of Western Sahara to be that of a non-self-governing territory.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK considers the status of Western Sahara to be undetermined. We support UN-led efforts to reach a lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to this issue that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

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